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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Bruno Mars - and Ben Fong-Torres Rock It!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    February 2, 2014 Bruno Mars, aka Peter Gene Hernandez rock'd it as the 2014 NFL Super Bowl half time headliner tonight. He sang and danced into the hearts and minds of millions, despite naysayers who didn't know his name until the Super Bowl. Time magazine's online edition posted a story today by writer Isaac Guzman titled "Who Is This Bruno Mars Dude, and How Did He Get to the Super Bowl?" Guzman gives tips to his readers who have never heard of him by saying he's a "scrawny little dude with the gravity-defying haircut," although he does point out Mars is three inches taller than Prince. The 28 year old singer-songwriter-producer-musician and 2-time Grammy award winner with 18 nominations grew up in a musical family and hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, and is of Filipino, Puerto Rican and...
  • Jackie Chan says his mission is complete with his 101st movie 'Chinese Zodiac'

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 27, 2013 Rumors floating on the web say that Jackie Chan's 101st movie 'Chinese Zodiac' is his last major action comedy, but we hope those rumors are false. Ryan Pearson, AP Entertainment Writer sheds some hope. He reports that the 59 year old isn't quitting anytime soon, and just completed filming another installment for his "Police Story" franchise, and is in talks to do a movie with his "Rush Hour' co-star Chris Tucker.  Click here to the movie's trailer: http://youtu.be/4YtAbUU5jk8 Chan wrote, directed and starred in his action comedy 'Chinese Zodiac' about a team trying to steal some of the bronze statues representing the twelve animals of hte zodiac from the Chinese Palace which were stolen from Beijing in the 1860s. The film is now in theaters in the U.S., and was released ...
  • Update - Judith has signed with Sony! A ‘Voice’ in the Shadows: Judith Hill by Ben Fong-Torres

    Posted by AC Team

    Photo: Judith Hill, Suzanne Joe Kai, Ben Fong-Torres at the 21st AAJA convention in Los Angeles                                           Update Oct. 8, 2013  Judith's touring schedule with Josh Groban and official news of her new deal with Sony Music!   From Judith's official enewsletter and website JudithHill.com.   Judith Hill has been tapped by multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban as support for his fall "In The Round" tour, which kicks off tonight at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID. In addition to opening the show, Hill will join Groban during his set for two songs: "The Prayer" and "Remember ...
  • Ben Fong-Torres is in Dubai with music producer Quincy Jones to kick-off Dubai's inaugural mega music event

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      September 24, 2013   Dubai   As I post this, Ben just arrived to Dubai from California, and had dinner with music producer Quincy Jones.   Ben is in Dubai with Quincy to moderate two seminars at Dubai Music Week, presented by Quincy. It is a mega music event - the region's inaugural music industry trade show, conference and concert series September 24 - 29, 2013.    The seminar series called "Emirates World Exclusive Quincy Jones Seminars" begins September 24, with Ben moderating a discussion with Quincy Jones, and the multi Grammy award-winning production team behind Michael Jackson's Off The Wall, Bad, and Thriller. The team includes Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton and Bruce Swedien. They will share their experiences producing the ...

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